Saturday, December 14, 2019

Symbiosis Theory, by Choyeop Kim

[Clarkesworld]
★☆☆☆☆

(Fantasy Science) Scientists look for a link between an eccentric artist with “memories” of an alien planet and odd voices that only infants can hear. (8,918 words; Time: 29m)


"," by (translated by Joungmin Lee Comfort, edited by Neil Clarke), appeared in issue 159, published on .

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Review: 2019.683 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: I liked the idea of purely thought-based alien refugees who exist only in the minds of children and whose symbiosis with us is the real cause of human exceptionalism.

Con: The story is 90% infodump. The dialogue is unnatural, and the narration is instrusive.

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